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Salem Tire Center provides Timing Belt Replacement services to Salem, IL, Centralia, IL, Mt. Vernon, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Timing Belt Replacement Services at Salem Tire Center

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft with the opening and closing of your engine’s valves. Depending on the vehicle, it may also rotate the water pump. When the crankshaft turns, the timing belt turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the engine valves to allow the pistons to move up and down. Your vehicle’s engine operates in four phases: intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. During the intake phase, intake valves open and exhaust valves close as fuel and air enter the cylinders. As the air and fuel is mixed, compressed, and ignited by spark plugs during the compression and combustion phases, the valves close. The remaining air and fuel is pushed out of the exhaust valve during the exhaust phase. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing this process and for opening and closing valves during normal engine operation.



Why Should You Have Timing Belt Replacement Services Performed at Salem Tire Center?

Avoiding a timing belt replacement can result in complete engine failure. A worn or stretched belt can disrupt the operating order of the valves and pistons, which can result in a piston hitting a valve and damaging the engine. Timing belt failure warning signs include rough idling or difficulty starting the engine. Cracks on the belt, which is made of reinforced rubber, are an indication that it may soon break. Replacement of your timing belt will help keep your engine performing as it should and ensure you avoid expensive future repairs. During our replacement service, your belt will be replaced and synchronized with the crankshaft and camshaft to restore proper operating precision and order. It is widely recommended that you have your water pump changed during a timing belt replacement service as well. If your water pump fails later, it can do great damage to your vehicle. Since the water pump is easy to change during a timing belt replacement, consider having a new one installed at this time. Referring to your owner’s manual will help determine the appropriate service intervals for timing belt maintenance.

We proudly service the Timing Belt Replacement needs of customers in Salem, IL, Centralia, IL, Mt. Vernon, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Centralia IL | Mt. Vernon IL | Salem IL | and surrounding areas

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Salem Tire Center

Salem Tire Center is a pillar of the community. Salem Tire Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Salem, Illinois area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Salem Tire Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Salem Tire Center. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Salem Tire Center website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (618) 548-5045
Fax: (618) 548-2440
Address: 1701 West Main
Salem, IL 62881

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